Summary: I named it B.A.M.F. for reasons you'll figure out soon after turning it on. This thing has some power. With the i7 and the Nvidia Grphx card it hauls some balls. I've been able to stream modern day games while using other apps with almost no lag to my viewers. I've read the reviews talking about screen issues and I'm crossing my fingers as I had not seen them prior to purchase.
Summary: For the price this is a great Laptop. 2 hard drive bays with 4 memory slots for expansions and mix and match. I have traveled quite a bit with this laptop and it is a little cumbersome even in a large Laptop backpack but is a great replacement for a desktop especially when travelling. I use it for Digital Forensic investigations and have never had any problems or needed more speed.
Pros: This is a great laptop for almost anything you could want to do. 12gb of RAM is enough for multi-tasking memory intensive programs. The combined 120gb SSD with 1TB HDD gives speed for OS load (12s) while giving the user tons of storage space. Memory can easily be upgraded to 16gb with 1 chip, 24gb with 2x8gb chips (using 2x4gb of existing chips) or to 32gb using 4x8gb chips (all new). Screen size is good. Keyboard is reactive with low-profile keys. Graphics through th...
Cons: Keybooard keys are slightly far apart. Touchpad is too sensitive, I deactivate it and use a mouse. Graphic card is good but not great. Averages around 25-35 fps in World of Tanks and some other games. Most games 35-60fps.
Summary: A previously posted review, I described a line down the center of screen. This was after 30 days of receipt of product. Acer now has the computer and is fixing / replacing the problem. I am satisfied with the seller. Arrived in excellent condition.
This computer is fast and awesome. It lacks a backlit keyboard and touch screen ...
Michael B., Amazon
1 November 2014
Summary: This computer is fast and awesome. It lacks a backlit keyboard and touch screen but the lightning fast boot time and big beautiful screen make up for it! The entire learning curve has been on Windows 8.1 and not the computer! My only complaint is that I wish it had a deticated volume and mute key.